This week many of us will be gathering with, or thinking about, family, and giving thanks for all the important people and moments in our lives and the lives of those close to us. I want to take this opportunity to give thanks for ITE and the people within ITE; and I hope you do too. Like many others I have talked to over the years, I started in ITE as a student and it provided me with opportunities to meet working professionals and attend conferences. These opportunities led to my first, and second, job in the industry. Over the years I have met many people from ITE who have helped me along my professional journey and I have had the pleasure of helping others. But, most of all, I have met many friends, some of whom are some of my closest friends outside of ITE, and I am grateful for all of them.
With that, l raise a toast to all of you in our great Central Coast Section as well as all of those ITE members out there who have helped us along the way.
Tom Mericle, President
Central Coast Section